Why should we know about humanity’s distant future?

Zsolt Hermann
3 min readFeb 5, 2023

Question from the Internet:

“Why should I as an individual care about the distant future of “humanity”? If nature wants our species out of the way, why not so be it?”

This is a serious and just question. We are basically struggling with our day-to-day existence and survival, why would we be interested in some distant future of making in general?

What if I told you, that the main reason why we are struggling with our day-to-day survival, the main reason why it seems we are going to be wiped out by nature or by ourselves soon, is that we have no idea about our overall purpose in life. The reason we are stumbling blindly from crisis to crisis — individually and collectively — is that we do not even know why we are “called” human beings.

We exist in nature’s all-encompassing, lawful, and deterministic system. In this system, there are no accidents, or random events and nothing is surplus. Everything appears and unfolds purposefully, according to a single, precise plan that takes the whole system — including us — from state to state from a distinct beginning towards a distinct and inevitable final goal.

By default, we are born into this lawful and deterministic system without any knowledge about this plan and our own role in it. We think we are independent and we can do in this system wherever we want, according to our abilities and the environmental conditions.

And for millennia we have been probing, trying everything we could, we have been building, destroying, rebuilding and again destroying civilizations and societies. We have already tried all possible permutations of social, governing, economic, and political systems we could come up with — according to our limited and egocentric understanding and subjective perception.

And now, in this generation, finally, we are putting our hands up, admitting defeat, and preparing for a seemingly inevitable self-destruction.

But it does not have to be this way.

According to nature’s evolution and its purposeful actions, human beings are the only elements in nature’s system that have the ability to become conscious observers and partners in the system. This is the reason why we were “created” outside of and opposite to nature’s overall, selfless and unconditionally serving, and mutually integrated system.

We were also given a unique human intellect with the ability of critical self-assessment and with a unique curiosity about the system and ourselves, which curiosity has to lead us to question and probe the purpose of our existence. And if we start using this unique human intellect and take up evolution’s invitation to become “truly human” we can turn everything around.

Only by researching, finding, and fulfilling our evolutionary human purpose will everything that we have ever gone through and still go through make sense. Only through this purpose will we receive a handle on life.

And this is not about some distant future. Through understanding and implementing our evolutionary human purpose we can fundamentally change and correct our existence here and now while taking our fate into our own hands through partnering with nature.

Moreover, we can acquire a unique upgrade to our consciousness and perception of reality in a way that the past, present, and future will merge into a single state of existence — beyond the egocentric and subjective perception of time and space. Thus there will be no “distant future”, there will be only life and total and objective attainment of reality here and now.

Or we can remain these blind worms living in a bitter radish of our egocentric, subjective, and individualistic perception, totally unaware of true reality and everything that it contains.

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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.